Analog and Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits

Course Description

Introduction. Basic integrated circuit design rules. Basic amplifier configurations. Stability of operational amplifiers and compensation. Design of one-stage and multi-stage operational amplifiers. Important operational amplifier configurations. Fully differential amplifier. Building blocks of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog (AD/DA) converters . Realizations of AD/DA converters.

General Competencies

Understanding of procedures and rules of analog integrated circuit design and analog-digital converter design. Understanding of transistor parameter dimensioning and the cost that is being paid because of chosen transistor dimensions through chip area, power consumption, speed and other figures of merit.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the operation of basic building blocks of integrated circuits.
  2. Analyze and design one-stage and multi-stage operational amplifiers.
  3. Explain important configurations of operational amplifiers and their characteristics.
  4. Explain DC, AC and transient specifications of operational amplifiers
  5. Explain the offset voltage and mismatch of integrated circuits and calculate the contributions of various mechanisms on mismatch.
  6. Analyze and design basic AD/DA converters.

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures

Exams

Mid-term exam and final exam

Laboratory Work

Labs

Consultations

Consultations

Seminars

Design of an electronic circuit in Cadence design environment.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 20 % 10 % 20 % 10 %
Seminar/Project 20 % 20 % 20 % 20 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 20 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 20 % 25 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Written 20 % 35 %
Exam: Oral 35 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction.
  2. Basic integrated circuit design rules.
  3. Basic amplifier configurations and characteristics.
  4. Differential amplifier in MOS integrated circuit technology.
  5. Stability of operational amplifiers and compensation.
  6. Design of one-stage operational amplifiers.
  7. Design of multi-stage operational amplifiers.
  8. Important operational amplifier configurations - symmetrical operational amplifier.
  9. Symmetrical operational amplifier with cascode. Fully differential operational amplifier.
  10. Variouos realizations of fully differential operational amplifier.
  11. Input voltage range, output voltage range, slew rate.
  12. Offset voltage and mismatch.
  13. Building blocks of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog (AD/DA) converters.
  14. Realizations and characteristics of AD/DA converters.
  15. Overview of other important integrated circuits and resume.

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electronics (profile)
Specialization Course (3. semester)

Literature

Willy M. Sansen (2006.), Analog Design Essentials, Springer
R. Jacob Baker (2010.), CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, 3rd Edition, IEEE Press
R. Jacob Baker (2002.), CMOS Mixed-Signal Circuit Design, 2nd Edition, IEEE Press

Laboratory exercises

Grading System

ID 91826
  Winter semester
4 ECTS
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

General

87 Excellent
75 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable